So delicious, you’ll even crave it during a snow storm!

ABOVE: Clea Lipsett, owner of The Beachconers Microcreamery and Britannia Coffeehouse.

The Beachconers Microcreamery serves ice cream so delicious you may never go to a DQ again.

The cute little shop is part of Britannia Coffeehouse, a chic yet rustic cafe that serves daily cafe regulars like pastries, coffees, teas and lattes (and everything is excellent). You’ll find it at 273 Britannia Road, just a few minutes away from the idyllic Mud Lake Conservation Area and Britannia Bay.

Clea Lipsett, the owner of both companies, said: Ottawa life the secret of what makes Beachconers ice cream so delicious: All the ice cream is made from scratch and we also make all the things that go into it, like the brownies and cookies.” Lipsett continues: “We buy the other stuff like jams and marmalades from local sources, we focus on the best ingredients and try to do as much as possible ourselves.

Some of the varieties that keep customers coming back include Britannia Bay Brownie (which can refuse homemade brownies!), and Candy Aisle — it has all the sweets a kid could dream of. Even their vanilla is popular with customers. There’s also no shortage of different flavors that you wouldn’t find at any other ice cream parlor: yellow plum and star anise, made from a local jam; Honey made with local honey sold at the Britannia Coffeehouse; Candy Cane Sugar Cookie and Gingerbread House which both contain homemade cookies.

ABOVE: With the Candy Aisle ice cream from Beachconers everyone feels like a kid again!

“You can put all kinds of things in ice cream and get creative,” Lipsett says. That versatility means Beachconers is constantly rolling out new flavors to sell alongside local favorites. There are usually 12 flavors available at a time and they rotate so stop by often.

The store also offers dairy-free vegan ice cream made from cashew nuts with a delicious creamy texture. The vegan peanut butter ice cream is so delicious, you would never guess that it is a dairy-free product.

Mature desert innovations are also offered here. The Britannia Coffee House and Beachconers liquor license have led to a great local business partnership. Vodkow Cream Liquor from Almonte’s Dairy Distillery has been used to make various cream flavored refreshments. Lipsett says this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to 19+ alcohol-infused desserts: “Now that we’ve got our liquor license, we’re looking at more boozy ice creams.”

Beachconers ice cream is perhaps the best in town. The freshness of the dairy can be tasted in every bite, taking melting in the mouth to a whole new level. It is so good that it cannot be explained, but must be experienced first hand.

If you’re looking for a lovely break or stroll near Britannia this winter, be sure to stop by and give them a try.

Visit The Beachconers Microcreamery and Britannia Coffeehouse Facebook page for more information, including their winter hours.

PHOTOS: OLM STAFF

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